‘I have reached retirement age and that is something I did not think I would achieve,” says Joan Moore, who retired last week. She was 54 when she was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer. “My tummy was swollen and I had a bit of pain,” says Moore. She suffered recurrences in 2010, 2011 and 2013. […]
Dr Eve Gaughan is an obstetrician-gynaecologist who works at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin. Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynaecological cancer but, thankfully, the incidence of the disease is low. The lifetime risk of the disease in the general population is only 1.4 per cent, but some women are at much greater risk. This […]
The sun shone in the pituresque seaside town of Youghal on 24th May 2015 for the 9th annual Emer Casey Memorial Run. 450 runners, 200 walkers and 150 juveniles took part, the juveniles competing for the firt time in their own section. The race is organised with the invaluable assistance of Youghal Athletic Club and […]
World Ovarian Cancer Day is on May 8th each year and The Emer Casey Foundation is proud to support this opportunity each year to raise the profile of this disease which takes the lives of 140,000 women per year internationally. The Emer Casey Foundation Fundraising lunch The Emer Casey Foundation Fundraising lunch was held in […]
Ovarian Cancer kills 275 women in Ireland every year. In the lead up to the Global Awareness Day for Ovarian Cancer on Friday 8 May, the first year students at Colaiste Choilm in Ballincollig have lent their support by making a human logo which recreates the World Ovarian Cancer Day design. Teal is the official […]
The research that has been supported by the Emer Casey foundation has focussed on the two main clinical challenges that ovarian cancer presents. The first is that an accurate diagnostic test is not currently available. The second challenge relates to the development of resistance to chemotherapy. Diagnostic test for ovarian cancer Auto-antibody profiling: This was […]
As an oncology liaison nurse for women with gynaecological cancer, my starting time varies. Mondays begin with a multidisciplinary team meeting (MDT) at 7.30am. This is the most important meeting of my week, where all new gynae cancer patients are discussed and treatment plans formulated. On average, 20 patients are discussed and everyone involved in […]
A kConFab, VBCRC research update for the Emer Casey Foundation 2014 By Associate Professor Ian Campbell and Heather Thorne OAM. Since 1997, kConFab has recruited 1600 families Australia wide that are at high risk for the development of breast and/or ovarian cancer. On average each of these families has 4 breast and/or ovarian cancers that […]
It is the hidden disease which will kill 7 out of every 10 of its victims – and more Irish women die from it than any other nationality in Europe. Download the article scan here.
Video footage of the 2011 annual Emer Casey Foundation Memorial 10K run in Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland.